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7 > Image 7 of Catalogue of the Officers, Studies, and Students of the State College of Kentucky, Lexington, Volume 5 (Session ending 1906 June 7)

Part of University of Kentucky course catalogs, 1865-

STATE COLLEGE OF KENTUCKY. 3 _ ral priation of $15,000 under the Hatch act providing for the establishment of , gr >. g Agricultural Experiment Stations in the several States and Territories, , ral The work of the Station is directed to two objects: 1. To a constant = 11- C Succession of experiments made by specialists, in order to learn what appli- he 5 , cations of science will insure the best returns from the farm, the garden, the Z ` ees , orchard, the vineyard, the stockyard, and the dairy. 2. To the publication nr of bulletins announcing such results of the experiments as are found to be ht valuable to those of the people of Kentucky who seek pront from any one of Z` r _ those prime sources of wealth-the soil, the iiock, and the herd, Results of experiments have been published in seventeen annual reports i and one hundred and twenty-six bulletins, and general appreciation of their ~ to li utility is shown in the fact that, while no bulletin is sent except upon appli- _ ng { cation for it, the mailing list of the Station contains about 10,000 names, and i ud i is ever increasing. ' ed J with an ample endowment, a large and cornmodious building planned ud for the purpose, adequate apparatus, a good experimental farm conveniently ' situated, and a staff of fifteen scientists engaged in seven divisions of lic rcsearcli and in correspondence with other stations, the Kentucky Experi- )r' I1llll Station is not only an important adjunct to the College in the educa- he tion of students for the leading industrial pursuits, but, directly or indirectly, all _ through the wide and continual diffusion of knowledge for the benefit of so 'Ye large a proportion of our population, it is bound to be extremely useful to ot the Commonwealth at large. , LO CATIO N . _ The State College of Kentucky is established in the Old City Park, just within the southern boundary of Lexington and near the Cincinnati South- iy ern Railway. 'I`he site is elevated and commands a good view of much of 0 the city and of the surrounding country nt _ Lexington, now a growing city of thirty-odd thousand inhabitants, is in ar the heart of the far-famed Bluegrass region, a region distinguished for fertil- V ity and licalthfnlness, wealth and beauty. Numerous schools and churches, ll he I an intelligent and refined population, well paved streets, handsome build- ings, extensive water works, and an unsurpassed system of street electric p hp _ railways make Lexington attractive as a seat of learning and place of resi- g dence, while the splendid stock farms scattered over the large body of fertile _ y vas ~ Country around it afford advantages hardly equaled elsewhere for the student E; V, who desires to become familiar with the best breeds of horses, cattle, sheep, and swine in America. Moreover, with railroads diverging in seven direct- ions, Lexington is the railroad center of Kentucky, and in direct connection ~ with Louisville, Cincinnati, Maysville, Huntington, and Chattanooga, and ky i. Willi lllOI'.ll18l1 seventy counties of the Commonwealth. And when to the in . ll1'1C railways now in operation to Georgetown, Paris, and VclS3.illS, Or ` - those projected to Winchester, Richmond, and Nicholasville shall be added, ,8, the hourly trains of these six roads will enable students residing near them _0_ k ;(;v;l the College conveniently from their homes as far as twenty miles h -. + ~~